Dec. 21, 1916 – March 12, 2013
Thayer Smith Horn, 96, died peacefully on March 12, 2013. She was born in Santa Rosa on Dec. 21, 1916. She was married to the former Albert T. Horn and lived in the San Francisco Bay and Santa Cruz areas before retiring to Davis in 2001. She worked for the University of California for many years, was an accomplished pianist, artist and a published author. She enjoyed traveling, was an ardent bridge player and was active in numerous community and volunteer organizations.
Thayer was preceded in death by her brother, Temple Smith of Santa Rosa and sister Roberta Moody of Cashmere, Wash. She is survived by sister Sydney Newell, of Portland, Ore.; son, Anthony Horn of Chandler, Ariz.; daughter Alison Olsen of Grass Valley; grandchildren Tony Horn, Jacki Nomi, Christa Mariano, Jennifer Brenkus, Catie Casentini, Nick Mariano and Megan Pulley; as well as 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter.
A memorial service will be held at University Retirement Community in Davis at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Yolo Hospice, 1909 Galileo Court, Davis, CA 95618.